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Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce | URBAN BAKES

Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 meatballs 1x
  • Diet: Low Salt


As a Thanksgiving extra or for any time of the year, Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce is a savory dish with a light tang of cranberry sweetness.


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic or 3 cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil or cooking spray
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • finely chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large bowl using both hands, thoroughly mix all ingredients together and shape meat into 1 to 1 ½-inch balls; set aside.
  2. Grease a large skillet with oil or generously coat with a cooking spray. Set over medium heat. Place each meatball into skillet, cover, and cook for 8 minutes or until bottom of meatballs are browned. Rotate meatballs and cook for another 8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F and the turkey is cooked throughout.
  3. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan set over medium-high heat, whisk cranberry sauce and water until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce over meatballs and reduce heat to simmer. Allow meatballs in cranberry sauce to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with added finely chopped parsley sprinkled over meatballs. ENJOY!


Ground turkey with a higher fat content may be substituted for 93% lean ground turkey. Oil may not be necessary.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Poultry
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: turkey recipes, turkey meatballs, cranberry sauce, thanksgiving side

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